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Spicer couple injured in crash on Highway 23
Car plunges into northern Minnesota river
WTO cuts 2016 world trade growth forecast
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
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Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Mary A. Krogfus
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
William "Bill" D. Latham
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
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George Will: A Republican worth voting for
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Gaps in mental health care persist
WILLMAR -- Service contracts approved by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners indicate a gap in mental health services still exists. Mary Kjolsing, director of the Rice Hospital mental health unit, said a shortage of psychiatrists has meant a reduction in care in places like...
July 27, 2009 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Residents of Diamond Lake agree to discuss sewer system with county commissioners
WILLMAR -- Diamond Lake residents have agreed to work with Kandiyohi County and the Green Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District to develop a sanitary sewer system on the lake. What that system is, however, may still be a point of discussion.
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
May 7, 2009
County OKs bids for road projects, rejects request for property tax leniency
WILLMAR -- Bids for two major road projects were approved Tuesday by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners. Both projects came in well under the engineer's estimate and both contracts were awarded to Duininck Bros. Inc. of Prinsburg. The low bid to rebuild a three-mile section...
May 7, 2009 - 12:00am
May 6, 2009
For residents of Diamond Lake, sewer plan is bit of a headache
WILLMAR -- The clock is ticking for the 70 percent of Diamond Lake residents who need to bring their non-conforming septic systems up to code by the state's July 2010 deadline. So far there's been no agreement on the type of replacement system, even though there is agreement that...
May 6, 2009 - 12:00am
February 21, 2009
Anxiety levels running high in Appleton
APPLETON -- Anxiety levels are running high in Appleton, where workers at the Prairie Correctional Facility are fearful that a proposal to transfer...
February 21, 2009 - 12:00am
February 20, 2009
Anxiety high in Appleton over talk of moving Minnesota inmates
APPLETON -- Anxiety levels are running high in Appleton, where workers at the Prairie Correctional Facility are fearful that a proposal to transfer inmates to the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault will cost them their jobs. "Devastating,'' is how Appleton Mayor Ron Ronning,...
February 20, 2009 - 4:20pm
January 31, 2009
Freshmen legislators are learning quickly about the state's economic challenges
WILLMAR -- In days that begin at 7:30 a.m.
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
December 4, 2008
County looks at new policy that rewards repeat users of campgrounds
WILLMAR -- A proposed policy would give preferential treatment to repeat customers at Kandiyohi County campgrounds, but at the same time equalize...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00am
Filling in the gaps in mental health care
WILLMAR -- The continuum of care the state promised would be in place for adults with mental illness, after regional treatment centers closed,...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00am
Despite adoptions last year of 672 children, hundreds more Minnesota children are still in need of a home
WILLMAR -- There were 672 children deemed wards of the state who were adopted in Minnesota in the last year.
November 4, 2008 - 12:00am
November 1, 2008
Letter: Falk is committed to rural life
We would like to urge voters to vote for Andrew Falk for state representative. Falk is young enough to sift though ideas for ways that will develop business startups and opportunities for our young people. His support for wind power generation is a good example of his being receptive...
November 1, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Letter: Falk has experience, knowledge
We have someone who is ready right now to represent us at the Capitol, and that person is Andrew Falk. Our family has known him for years, and we have been with him on many occasions in different settings. Falk is mature beyond his years.
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
Letter: Falk will represent us well
I take this opportunity to affirm my support for Andrew Falk for District 20A state representative. In these final days we are all subjected to the special-interest "free speech" groups in essence stealing the messages of candidates on all sides. How I wish we could separate the free...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Editorial: Falk is our choice for Dist. 20A
House District 20A voters have a new choice this election: Democrat-endorsed Andrew Falk of Murdock and Republican-endorsed Mike Bredeck of Madison....
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 2, 2008
Changes in the gravel tax law could affect Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR -- Legislative changes could affect whether Kandiyohi County continues its new gravel tax. The county just recently became aware that state lawmakers approved changes this spring to the aggregate material production tax. In a Sept.
October 2, 2008 - 12:00am